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Twenty-sixth Session (1974)

Documents

The general and limited distribution documents of the International Law Commission (in the “A/CN.4” series) are issued, in all six official languages, as official documents of the United Nations. The Commission’s Summary Records are first made available in provisional form, in English and French only. They are subsequently edited and translated into the other official languages, and published in the Yearbook of the International Law Commission. Some of the Commission’s other documents are also later edited and published in the Yearbook, together with the Commission’s annual report to the General Assembly.

General Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/273/Rev.1 Provisional agenda
A/CN.4/274 Legal problems relating to the non-navigational uses of international watercourses. Supplementary report submitted by the Secretary-General pursuant to General Assembly resolution 2669 (XXV). (Vol.I and II)
A/CN.4/275 + Add.1–2 Observations of Member States on the draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties adopted by the Commission at its twenty-fourth session
A/CN.4/276 + Add.1 Filling of casual vacancies — Note by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/277 Selected bibliography on the question of treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations document prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/278 + Add.1–6 First report on succession of States in respect of treaties, by Sir Francis Vallat, Special Rapporteur
A/CN.4/279 + Corr.1 Third report on treaties concluded between States and International Organizations or between two or more International Organizations, by Mr. Paul Reuter, Special Rapporteur — draft articles with commentaries
A/CN.4/280 Fifth report on the Most-Favoured-Nation Clause by Mr. Endre Ustor, Special Rapporteur — draft articles with commentaries (continued)
A/CN.4/281 Possibilities of participation by the United Nations in international agreements on behalf of a territory — study prepared by the Secretariat
A/CN.4/282 Seventh report on succession of States in respect of matters other than treaties by Mr. Mohammed Bedjaoui, Special Rapporteur — draft articles on succession to public property, with commentaries
A/CN.4/283 Report of the Sub-Committee on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses

Limited Documents

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/L.205 Observations of Member States on the draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties adopted by the Commission at its twenty-fourth session: observations of Ethiopia
A/CN.4/L.206 Article for insertion in Part I of the draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties, proposed by Mr. Ushakov
A/CN.4/L.207 Draft articles on State responsibility: texts adopted by the Drafting Committee title of chap. II and articles 7–9 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1278
A/CN.4/L.208 Draft articles on State responsibility: texts adopted by the Drafting Committee — Text for a article 9, proposed by Mr. Ushakov — Withdrawn (reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1278, para.32)
A/CN.4/L.209 + Add.1 + Add.2 + Add.2/Corr.1 + Add.3–5 Draft articles on succession of Sates in respect of treaties: texts adopted by the Drafting Committee — titles of parts I, II, III (sects. 1–5), IV, and VI, and arts. 1–6, 6 bis, 7–26, 26 bis, 26 ter, 27, 28, 28 bis, 28 ter, 29, 30 30 bis, 31, 31 bis and 3 ter — in A/CN.4/SR.1285–SR.1296
A/CN.4/L.210 Draft articles on treaties concluded between States and international organizations or between two or more international organizations: texts adopted by the Drafting Committee — titles of the draft articles and parts I and II (and of sect. 1) and arts. 1–4 and 6 — in A/CN.4/SR.1291
A/CN.4/L.211 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chap. IV)
A/CN.4/L.212 Draft articles on succession of Sates in respect of treaties: text of article 32 proposed by Mr. Kearney
A/CN.4/L.213 Succession of Sates in respect of treaties: note by the Secretariat transmitting a letter dated 21 July 1974 from the Legal Adviser of International Labour Office to the Chairman of the Commission
A/CN.4/L.214 Report on the twenty-first session of the European Committee on Legal Co operation, by Mr. A. H. Tabibi, observer for the Commission
A/CN.4/L.215 + Corr.2 Draft articles on succession States in respect of treaties: article 12 bis (with new paragraph for insertion in article 2) proposed by Mr. Ushakov — reproduced in A/9610/Rev.1, footnote 57
A/CN.4/L.216 + Add.1 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chaps. I, II, III, V and VI)
A/CN.4/L.217 + Corr.1 + Add.1–2 + Add.3 + Add.3/Corr.1 + Add.4 + Add.4/Corr.1 + Add.5–14 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chaps. I, II, III, V and VI)
A/CN.4/L.218 + Add.1–3 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chaps. I,II, III, V and VI)
A/CN.4/L.219 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chaps. I, II, III, V and VI)
A/CN.4/L.220 + Add.1–2 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twenty-sixth session (chaps. I, II, III, V and VI)
A/CN.4/L.221 Draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties: text of article 32 proposed by Mr. Kearney — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1296
A/CN.4/L.222 Draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties: text adopted by the Drafting Committee — arts. 6 and 6 bis — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1296
A/CN.4/L.223 + Corr.1 + Add.1 Draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties: final text adopted by the Drafting Committee
A/CN.4/L.224 Financial implications of extending the duration of the Commission's session from 10 weeks to 12 weeks: Note by the Secretary-General
A/CN.4/L.225 Succession of States in respect of treaties: draft resolution submitted by Mr. El-Erian — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1301

Summary Records

Symbol Title
A/CN.4/SR.1250 Summary record of the 1250th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1251 Summary record of the 1251st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1252 Summary record of the 1252nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1253 Summary record of the 1253rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1254 Summary record of the 1254th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1255 Summary record of the 1255th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1256 Summary record of the 1256th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1257 Summary record of the 1257th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1258 Summary record of the 1258th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1259 Summary record of the 1259th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1260 Summary record of the 1260th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1261 Summary record of the 1261st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1262 Summary record of the 1262nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1263 Summary record of the 1263rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1264 Summary record of the 1264th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1265 Summary record of the 1265th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1266 Summary record of the 1266th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1267 Summary record of the 1267th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1268 Summary record of the 1268th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1269 Summary record of the 1269th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1270 Summary record of the 1270th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1271 Summary record of the 1271st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1272 Summary record of the 1272nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1273 Summary record of the 1273rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1274 Summary record of the 1274th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1275 Summary record of the 1275th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1276 Summary record of the 1276th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1277 Summary record of the 1277th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1278 Summary record of the 1278th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1279 Summary record of the 1279th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1280 Summary record of the 1280th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1281 Summary record of the 1281st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1282 Summary record of the 1282nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1283 Summary record of the 1283rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1284 Summary record of the 1284th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1285 Summary record of the 1285th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1286 Summary record of the 1286th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1287 Summary record of the 1287th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1288 Summary record of the 1288th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1289 Summary record of the 1289th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1290 Summary record of the 1290th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1291 Summary record of the 1291st meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1292 Summary record of the 1292nd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1293 Summary record of the 1293rd meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1294 Summary record of the 1294th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1295 Summary record of the 1295th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1296 Summary record of the 1296th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1297 Summary record of the 1297th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1298 Summary record of the 1298th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1299 Summary record of the 1299th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1300 Summary record of the 1300th meeting
A/CN.4/SR.1301 Summary record of the 1301st meeting
ILC (XXVI) Conf. Room doc.2 Draft articles on State responsibility: proposals by Mr. Kearney concerning articles 7, 8 and 11 — reproduced in A/CN.4/SR.1258

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